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Weeping Under This Same Moon - Jana Laiz
Weeping Under This Same Moon
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ForeWord Magazine Winner of Book of The Year and International Reading Association Notable Book, Weeping Under This Same Moon is based on a true story of two teenage girls from different cultures, whose paths intertwine, dramatically altering the course of their lives. Mei is an artist whose life... show more
ForeWord Magazine Winner of Book of The Year and International Reading Association Notable Book, Weeping Under This Same Moon is based on a true story of two teenage girls from different cultures, whose paths intertwine, dramatically altering the course of their lives. Mei is an artist whose life has been disrupted by the Vietnam War. Her anguished parents send her away on a perilous escape during the exodus of thousands of Vietnamese refugees known as Boat People. In Mei's words we learn of the dangers she faces caring for her two younger siblings on a sea journey fraught with hunger, thirst and deprivation, leaving behind everything she loves to find refuge for her family. Hannah is an angry seventeen-year-old American high school student. Friendless, neurotic, a social misfit - her passion for writing and the environment only intensify her outcast state. Through Hannah's voice, we get inside her head, there to discover a gentle soul beneath all the anger and turmoil. When Hannah learns of the plight of the Boat People, she is moved to action. Destiny brings Mei and Hannah together in celebration of culture and language, food and friendship, and the ultimate rescue of both young women from their own despair. Weeping Under This Same Moon is a testament to the power of love and the spirit of volunteerism; affirming that doing for others does so much for one's self.
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780981491004 (0981491006)
ASIN: 0981491006
Publisher: Crow Flies Press
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
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5.0 "They want us to leave yet they make us pay to do so."
Weeping Under the Same Moon was originally published in 2008, but has recently been released as an audiobook, available through Audible. I was lucky enough to receive a copy for review from Audiobook Boom and enthusiastically give it five stars, both for the narrative and the narration. Two narrat...
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